World Diabetes Day: Self-compassion, physical activity and gestational diabetes 

When I tell people that I am studying gestational diabetes as part of my PhD, I mostly receive a blank stare or a vague “oh, that’s interesting…” in return. As a disease of pregnancy, gestational diabetes doesn’t affect half of the population and for those it does impact, it usually goes away …

Research Reflection Inspired by World Vegan Day

Regardless if  you are vegan or not,  you may have already considered  how  your  diet influences the planet and all the  organisms living  on it—especially now,  when we are faced with environmental disasters and persistent news about animal cruelty. However, the discourse about veganism is complex. As a researcher in the field of eating disorders, I …

Settling in as the Postgraduate Research Director amid the lockdown — Interview with Dr. Sheila Rodgers 

Not long ago, an email was circulated to all PhD students in our School introducing Dr. Sheila Rodgers as the School’s Postgraduate Research (PGR) director. Being a student in the School for some years now, I know that the PGR director deals with matters related to PGR students. But I wasn’t clued up about its roles and responsibilities and what these entail for PhD students.   Apparently, the Research Bow’s team was in the same boat. We discussed what kind of situations PhD …

Project Soothe

Hello everyone! I would like to introduce Project Soothe—a project led by Dr Stella Chan and her team. This project aims to assist researchers and clinicians alike to help improve mood and overall well-being. You know that feeling of calmness and tranquility you sometimes get when you see a beautiful …

Food – the present and the future generations´ wellbeing: making the food system sustainable

“Access to adequate food is a human right, and belongs to the economic, social and cultural rights” Human rights exist to protect human dignity and they are characterized by principles such as being universal, indivisible, and interlinked. This means that access to food should be a universal experience, which implies that all people all over the world should have access to adequate …

Mental Health Day: It’s everyone’s business!

Last Saturday, on 10th October, we commemorated ‘World Mental Health Day’! World Mental Health Day is the international day to acknowledging the importance of mental health, and the theme for this year was ‘mental health for all’. This day aims to raise awareness and fight stigma and discrimination associated with mental health …

Racial Inequality in Research and Academia

 These are unprecedented times being experienced the world over. Seemingly everything is coming to an accelerated standstill. The world is experiencing upheavals of varying complexities—upheavals to remove archaic structures and to shake up antiquated norms. The rose–colored lens with which we view the outside realms of affairs are broadening largely …